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Last post Author Topic: Building a Quiet PC  (Read 12210 times)

tomos

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Re: Building a Quiet PC
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2009, 03:34:28 PM »
I'm running an Asus Commando Mboard (with a passively cooled chipset) in an  Antec 900 case. The case fans have individual speed controls allowing me to have all of them running slowly and whisper quiet ...

sounds great -
but do those fans have lights on them :tellme:
- that would be worse than a noisy case to me ! :)
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Re: Building a Quiet PC
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2009, 10:16:52 AM »
I'm running an Asus Commando Mboard (with a passively cooled chipset) in an  Antec 900 case. The case fans have individual speed controls allowing me to have all of them running slowly and whisper quiet ...

sounds great -
but do those fans have lights on them :tellme:
- that would be worse than a noisy case to me ! :)
ROFL ...(is it a computer or a christmas tree?) That is annoying as hell isn't it.

My tower sits under the desk so I can't see the lights and thery're really not that bright. But if you tend to work in a dark room (I do) and it sat on the desk I can definately see it as having tendancy to draw the eye. This wound only be an issue if it was sitting on your right side as there is only a left side window and the front lights have such a low viewing angle you almost have to be viewing it head on to see them.

I'm reasonable sure they can be disabled/removed but it never bothered me enough to delve into...and I've actually come to depend on them as a "Light Meter" for how much dust is on the grill (dim light = clean me).